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Tom Polansek

U.S. official says China far short of soybean purchase pledge after small sale

23 Aug 2019

CHICAGO China has purchased about only half the U.S. soybeans it pledged to buy earlier this year, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said on Thursday, after a small sale was reported amid the two countries' escalating trade war.

China buys U.S. soybeans after declaring ban on American farm goods

22 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 22 China snapped up a small volume of U.S. soybeans last week after pledging to halt purchases of American farm products due to the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing, U.S. Department of Agriculture data showed on Thursday.

Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tour

22 Aug 2019

CORALVILLE, Iowa/CHICAGO The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it had pulled all staff from an annual crop tour after an employee was threatened, and three sources said the threat of violence was made during a phone call from an angry farmer.

Tyson Foods slaughterhouse fire ignites U.S. beef prices

17 Aug 2019

CHICAGO Margins for U.S. beef processors climbed to a record high on Friday as the closure of a Tyson Foods Inc slaughterhouse due to a damaging fire last week fueled concerns about a shortage of hamburger meat and steaks.

Tyson Foods slaughterhouse fire ignites U.S. beef prices

17 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 16 Margins for U.S. beef processors climbed to a record high on Friday as the closure of a Tyson Foods Inc slaughterhouse due to a damaging fire last week fueled concerns about a shortage of hamburger meat and steaks.

China bought U.S. pork last week as Beijing declared halt in U.S. farm purchases

15 Aug 2019

CHICAGO China made its biggest purchases of U.S. pork in seven weeks last week as Beijing said Chinese companies suspended purchases of American agricultural products, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data issued on Thursday.

Tyson to rebuild plant after fire, assures weekly pay for full-time workers

13 Aug 2019

U.S. meat processor Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it will rebuild a Kansas beef plant after a fire heavily damaged the facility last week and that full-time, active employees would be paid weekly until production resumes.

Tyson Foods hits record high after beating estimates, prepares for China profit boost

05 Aug 2019

Tyson Foods Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Monday and reaffirmed expectations it will profit from the spread of a fatal hog disease in China, sending shares to a record high.

UPDATE 3-Tyson Foods hits record high after beating estimates, prepares for China profit boost

05 Aug 2019

Aug 5 Tyson Foods Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Monday and reaffirmed expectations it will profit from the spread of a fatal hog disease in China, sending shares to a record high.

LIVESTOCK-U.S. hog futures set nine-month low on big supplies, China trade tensions

03 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 2 Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hog futures extended their decline on Friday, with the most active contract touching its lowest price in nine months under pressure from large supplies and the worsening U.S.-China trade war.

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